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Answering Your Questions

10 May 2013
By Steve Crocker

During the Public Forum session at the recent ICANN meeting in Beijing, community members asked the Board quite a few important questions and made some interesting comments.

In response, we have conferred with those ICANN staff members who have the greatest expertise in the areas of the inquiries, in order to give thorough and accurate responses. Those responses have now been posted and can be found at http://beijing46.icann.org/meetings/beijing2013/presentation-public-forum-responses-11apr13-en.pdf [PDF, 101 KB].

As always, we welcome your questions and comments during Public Forum sessions. Internally, we on the Board are wrestling with a dilemma – Should we do what we have been doing, specifically, take your questions in the Public Forum then respond later (as we did this time) OR should we answer your questions immediately, if possible, at the Public Forum?

We evolved to the current system simply in an effort to afford more people, both those in the room and remote participants, the opportunity to ask more questions. However, some have argued that they would rather hear fewer questions and get immediate responses from the Board.

We would be interested in what you think, please send your comments to public_forum@icann.org.

I’m looking forward to hearing more of your questions and comments during the next Public Forum at our Durban meeting.


Steve Crocker

Former ICANN Board Chair